Every year more than 22,000 New Zealanders will learn they have cancer. This is why the Cancer Society must raise more funds each year so it can support as many of these people as possible through their cancer journey.
A listening ear; an information booklet or reputable website; a turban or a beanie to help with hair loss during treatment; practical assistance in navigating our complex and, sometimes, confusing health system; motel-style accommodation for patients receiving treatment or transport by a volunteer driver to reduce the stress of daily travel and provide companionship en-route to medical appointments are among the regular services freely offered by the Cancer Society.
We could not provide these much appreciated services and programmes in the community without your special support of our annual Cancer Society Ball. Your continued endorsement of our work provides hope for those 60 New Zealanders each day who receive a cancer diagnosis. Living with cancer can be very hard, but finding help and support shouldn’t be, and your attendance at our Ball will ensure we can be there to support those people who hear the words you have cancer.
Support your community
In 2018 we raised just over $35,000 to help support patients and their families/whanau in the Nelson and Tasman region affected by cancer. We receive no government funding and rely on the support and generosity of our community to help those in need.
This years’ charity ball will be held at the Trafalgar Centre on Saturday 22nd June with fabulous food, local wines and beverages, entertainment and the opportunity to bid for some amazing auction items.
Please book your tables now to avoid missing out.